Maria Martinez is giving kids the opportunity she never had.
Petry kicks off campaign today and joins Deb Feinen and Karen Foster in the race against incumbent Don Gerard.
US Congress discusses his time in central Illinois to help areas affected by November's disasters. Also discusses the Affordable Care Act.
URBANA -- Alma Mater is returning to her rightful post.
Update: 9:41 am, 4/7/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN -- In the Crime of the Week, police are investigating a shooting.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- MTD service is reduced during the University of Illinois Spring Break.
THOMASBORO -- He led the church which protested hundreds of military funerals and families hope this man's death brings change.
DANVILLE -- Most people can't wait for the weekend, but, for some kids, Friday comes with a lot of worry.
Latest: 10:02 pm ILLINOIS -- State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is doing his best to debunk serious claims against him.
Update: 10:07 pm, 1/30/14, Thursday URBANA -- Tree City USA isn't losing a tree without a tribute.
Whether it's for cold or snow someone has to make the call to close school. However what goes into making that decision?
Update: 10:06 pm, 1/21/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- Extreme temperatures are causing concerns for homeowners.
NEWMAN -- The small town didn't have a grocery store, so using money from her own pocket, a woman opened up shop.
Many of you were able to stay home from work today but not firefighters.
We talked with other emergency crews and they tell us hundreds of cars have been stranded on the road
"It's pretty cool, but it's really really cold. But i'm just happy to be in snow."
Accidents and white out conditions have closed down almost all area interstates.
Traveling with this much snow on the ground can be difficult.
A farm house caught fire this afternoon.
Road conidtions made it difficult to get to the gym today but that didn't stop some from getting their cardio in for the day.
Thousands around the state are without power.
The Champaign-Urbana mass transit district has stopped running. Services are suspended tomorrow because of the weather.
The weather is having an impact on the judicial system.
The last day of the year also happens to be one of the busiest for police.
URBANA -- Officers across the state are getting ready for a busy night. They'll be working to keep you and your home safe. They've come to expect the extra work on New Year's Eve.
A man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison after killing a woman in a traffic accident.
The teen accused in a bank robbery in Urbana says it was supposed to be a prank but police aren't laughing.
ILLINOIS -- Taxpayers will get a breakdown on state spending when they open up our tax returns next year.
A U of I building receives the nation's highest "green building" honor.
Its the final day for state officials to officially honor a fallen officer.
One person is dead after a single car accident in Philo.
A charity in Champaign is robbed of donations.
Packages from the US Postal Service might not be on time this holiday season.
MAHOMET -- A man once called a hero is arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting minors.
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies targeting visitors to a neighborhood.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's the biggest shopping day of the year, but while you're throwing those discounted items in your cart there could be a highly common disorder coming along for the ride.
GIFFORD -- Dave Benton & Derick Fabert spent the afternoon talking with residents who say they're glad no one was killed when the twister went through.
SPRINGFIELD -- Administrators for the state's Department of Natural Resources drove more than 30,000 miles last year and got reimbursed for all of it.
URBANA -- Students at Martin Luther King Elementary are learning a life lesson through knitting.
CHAMPAIGN -- City council members voted in favor of backyard chickens.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of new jobs are closer to coming.
Update: 5:56 pm, 11/12/13, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- City officials are waiting for a lawsuit involving a police officer to be served.
DANVILLE -- Rita Garman was congratulated by members of the community on her new position.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- They might be a day early, but people at UI say these heroes deserve some extra praise.
Update: 10:06 pm CHAMPAIGN -- The school district is one step closer to building a new high school.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Same-sex couples in Illinois will soon be able to get married, but they might have to wait a few days to make it official.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Senate passed a bill Thursday to offer private investors tax incentives to redevelop abandoned state facilities.
SPRINGFIELD -- A study projects same-sex marriage will pump $75 million into the wedding industry in Illinois over the next 3 years.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Bags of drugs were found in a man's mouth after he was taken to jail.
SPRINGFIELD -- Rep. Naomi Jakobsson left her dying son's bedside Tuesday to vote for same-sex marriage.